For many months we've noticed a significant increase in the use of explicit profanity on the site, along with a bit of what could be considered sexual related discussions as well. We've been receiving complaints about this from users as well as our advertising partners (the folks who enable us to pay our hosting bills). Remember, this is a PUBLIC website, so not only are the people you are directly interacting with reading what you are posting, so is everyone else who happens to discover this site from their favorite search engine. We currently have no way to restrict young viewers, for instance, from reading this site.
Feel free to obfuscate your language (i.e. using @#$#@$ and techniques like that), just don't use explicitly profane language. We aren't looking to restrict what you are wanting to communicate, but you must respect others as well. Not everyone has the same level of taste and sophistication as you.
Posts or comments containing profane or sexually explicit language (or anything else that violates our TOS) are subject to editing or removal.
[Edited to add citations of TOS]
As a convenience to users who are having difficulty interpreting the site TOS regarding language:
License and Site Access
11. or otherwise use this site or its contents in any way which violates any applicable law or regulation or which might be harmful, defamatory, libelous, vulgar, obscene, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, hateful or otherwise objectionable.
Profanity and sexually explicit falls under "vulgar and/or obscene" language. We'll be happy to amend the TOS to include "profanity" but we think it's pretty clear already.
Also, opened up comments on this topic for those who have questions, etc.